Executive Director's Message to Members

MESSA: Here for you in challenging times

By Ross Wilson, MESSA Executive Director

Ross Wilson, Executive Director

Here for you — when it comes to MESSA, those three words say it all.

We are here for the new teacher signing up for health insurance for the first time, for the school bus driver with questions about benefits and for the college professor experiencing a serious health issue.

We’ve been here for Michigan school employees for over 50 years, and we are committed to being here for you and your family in the years ahead.

We know school employees have experienced significant financial hardships in recent years, especially when it comes to health care costs. School employees are bearing an increasing out-of-pocket financial burden because the Legislature capped what public employers can spend on employee health care. Making this cost shift more difficult is the fact that many employees have also endured stagnant wages and increased retirement costs while paying more for household expenses.

As a member-run nonprofit, we are working hard to meet your needs. We aim to provide quality health plans with lower premiums without sacrificing our commitment to outstanding service and personal support.

Over the past year, we’ve rolled out several new, lower-premium plan options – and we have more in the works for 2017 and 2018. Call your MESSA field representative at 800.292.4910 to discuss your group’s options.

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